Man time flies!!
Boy, where has summer gone! Projects around the ranch have been keeping us uber busy! I started running a B&B in April and we have absolutely loved it! I did not need anything more to do, but it is well worth it. Next year, we would like to offer a horsey hotel as well. I decided this would be a better route than horse boarding and happy to say we are no longer offering boarding. It was an experience I am glad I got to experience. I started boarding to have horse people around, but they were never around.
So, now I have more room for our horses which has been amazing! Every one is turned out 24/7 and I have two herds. That will change when the new horses come, but will then soon smooth out.
Next moth Jack and I are heading to England to visit the Down's and our horses!! We will be picking out our new colt that will stand along with Master Plan. Not sure what we will pick, but I have no doubts it will be nothing but amazing. We have seen some pretty amazing foals hitting the ground.
I know I have talked a lot about showing this year, but we have fallen considerably short in that department. I have been extremely disappointed with the judging. Watching the judges place stallions that are rearing and striking above Cobs that are being well behaved and are better put together is very frustrating. So, until I find a judge that knows how to properly judge the conformation and temperament, I am going to stick with showing dressage. I am showing one more show this year in California and that is so I can get away that weekend. I will take our gelding and no stress.
I originally got into this breed for the ability to show such sweet calm horses. It's pretty dang frustrating.
The foals are growing like weeds! Joy is the shortest, but she is a brick house. Diva is the tallest and has more hair than both the other two combined LOL. I have no doubt Diva will have as much hair as her sire:) Hiccup is turning into a striking boy and man will he be a force to be reckon with in the show ring!
I put this page together to share our adventures of with our Gypsies as well as sharing tips on hair care, our feeding program, and any general helpful information to pass along.